The powerful nutrient that can reverse diabetes damage

It's one of the most powerful antioxidants around -- 6,000 times stronger than the vitamin C in your multivitamin.

It can improve your cholesterol... slash blood pressure... ease glucose metabolism... and more.

But there's a good chance you're not getting it.

Odds are, you've never even heard of it!

It's time to make astaxanthin part of your vocabulary, especially if you have diabetes.

You know that this disease means that you're facing major health risks.

But new research shows how astaxanthin can turn it around and give you a fighting chance as you tackle the worst that diabetes can throw your way.

And it works within just two months!

In the new study, astaxanthin went against a placebo in folks across multiple age groups, from middle age right on up to seniors.

The patients who took the real supplements saw real improvements right where you want them most: Their levels of dangerous triglycerides and very low-density lipoprotein (V-LDL) cholesterol dropped, as did their systolic blood pressure (a.k.a. that all-important "top number").

It also helped with glucose metabolism, one of the very hallmarks of diabetes.

The folks who took the supplements even shed a little visceral fat, a.k.a. the ugly "deep fat" that hides inside your abdomen... crowds into your vital organs... and increases your risk of liver disease, among other problems.

Sounds good, right? In fact, it's SO good that the researchers behind the new study say that this could soon be a routine part of diabetes treatment.

But as good as those benefits are, this stuff can do something far more important -- and it can work for ANYONE, even without diabetes.

Astaxanthin travels through your body hunting for and destroying the free radicals that damage your cells, including the free radicals that wreck LDL cholesterol particles.

As you've read here in House Calls, the biggest problem with LDL cholesterol isn't a number that's high or low.

It's whether the particles themselves have been damaged by oxidation.

If the LDL is healthy and moving through your blood vessels, the particles won't hurt you -- even if the overall number is a tad on the "high" side by mainstream standards.

But if they've been slammed by oxidative stress caused by free radicals, you could be facing big-time risks -- and that's true even if your cholesterol is "low."

That's where astaxanthin comes into the picture. As it stomps out free radicals, it stops the oxidation process, keeping the cholesterol particles intact so that they keep moving.

In turn, that will help prevent the damage in your blood vessels that's linked to cholesterol, and it's something you can benefit from even if you don't have diabetes.

You can find astaxanthin available both on its own and as part of antioxidant blends. As always, look for a quality formula from a maker you trust.